Dozens upon dozens of 3″ vivid tangerine blooms are borne on long stalks, though they’re not a favored cut flower since they bend so quite easily. Easy to grow and thrumming with hummingbirds, monarch butterflies and countless beneficial pollinators.

~From Fruition Seeds in Naples NY 


Direct Seed (recommended): After final frost, sow every 8″ and thin to one every ~2′. Light required to germ, so barely cover seed. Full sun is best. Any (even poor) soil is suitable. Harvest flowers when 90% open for bouquets.
Transplant: Sow indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost, transplanting after frost with spacing below.


  • Sowing Date: After frost; Late May- early June
  • Seed Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Days to Germination: 7-14 days
  • Days to Maturity: 85
  • Plant spacing after thinning: 2 feet
  • Height: 5-7 feet


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